There are two main types of stents:
1. A bare metal stent (BMS)
2. Drug eluting stent (DES)
Drug-eluting stents have recently become more widely used due to their demonstrated effectiveness in delivering restenosis-suppressing medication through a coated metal material. An interventional cardiologist will determine the appropriate type of stent to implant depending on a patient's individual case.
Please see page 10 for stent images: https://www.mountsinai.org/files/MSHealth/Assets/HS/Care/Heart/StructuralHeart/MtSinai_PatientGuide.pdf